Grey High are confident of beating Paul Roos in Stellenbosch on Saturday.
Grey have been the in-form Eastern Cape school after achieving a four-match winning streak this season. They beat Kingswood last month while they triumphed over SACS, Hilton and Michaelhouse at their recent Easter festival.
‘The guys are really playing nicely so far but there’s still a lot of hard work to be done,’ said director of rugby Greg Miller. ‘What we have done well so far is creating space out wide for our backs. We just need to keep our structures in place and we will be a stronger team.
‘Our standout players so far have been our skipper and No 8 JJ Swartz, scrumhalf Scott McCarthy and utility forward Zaine Marx.’
Grey now make the trip to Stellenbosch this weekend to face one of their biggest challenges of the season: Paul Roos.
The Western Cape giants have also been in good form recently as they had an unbeaten run at the St John’s Easter Festival, beating Jeppe (26-15), the Lions XV (49-0) and Pretoria Boys (29-0). Miller expects a big derby when the two teams take the field.
‘It’s always been a big game between the two teams. Two years ago we beat them in Stellenbosch and they picked up a win here in Port Elizabeth last year, so it will be a close call,’ said Miller. ‘Being unbeaten will be a big confidence booster for us. We have the team to win.’
By Gareth Duncan